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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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Say something nice about another DEV member

You've probably learned something or benefited from someone's contributions to the community.

Here's a thread where you can say something nice about them.

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jess unrein

@aspittel is super welcoming, knowledgeable, and informative! Her posts are inspiring, and when she shows up in a discussion I'm watching, I know that she's always a positive value add 🤗

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Ali Spittel

Aww, thank you so much! 🤗Your posts are awesome too!

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Jason C. McDonald

Aw, you beat me to complementing @aspittel ! She's one of the first people that came to mind!

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John Woodruff

Definitely agree! Many of us have benefitted from her welcoming attitude!

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Rui Min, Sim

beating me to it as well! Love her contributions and working on Learn Code From Us, she's amazing!

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Ali Spittel

Aww thank you! So excited to have you working on it!

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Harsh Shandilya

Seconded! She's why I joined dev.to in the first place 😁

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Ben Halpern

Every time @kaydacode shows up in a thread, it's with something helpful or fun to say. She seems like a brilliant iOS developer, but mostly demonstrates great care for the wellbeing of other software developers.

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Kim Arnett 

Dawe <3333

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John Woodruff

Second this!

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Kasey Speakman • Edited on

@rhymes for being generally encouraging and awesome.

@lpasqualis for the missing articles on humane management. I found them inspiring.

@jaymeedwards for great stories and practical Agile advice. And basically recognizing the humanity of each situation.

@dmfay for interesting, intelligent, and pragmatic perspectives and explanations. And lots of art references, most of which I don't get sadly.

@barryosull for conversing with me about event sourcing and posting awesome articles about it.

@yelluw for suggesting that I post my first article to this site. And writing uplifting articles about tech blogging.

@skinney for being able to discuss something controversial while still keeping it civil. I have so much respect for that.

@andy because he seems like one of those awesome people who mostly stays behind-the-scenes, but keeps everything running.

@vaidehijoshi for the base CS series with great explanations of data structures. Had to be a lot of work to bring understanding to these complicated concepts.

So many more that don't immediately come to mind.

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Peter Kim Frank

@andy because he seems like one of those awesome people who mostly stays behind-the-scenes, but keeps everything running.

This is incredibly insightful. @andy , you are amazing.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

Oh man, I got a shout-out. 🙈 Appreciate it @kspeakman and @peter !

Honestly, I think as a team we all do a great job making sure everything runs smoothly, and it's a joy to work with you all.

cc @jess @ben @maestromac @liana 🤜

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Ben Halpern

You’ve been killing it lately Andy

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Pablo Rivera

Thank you, Kasey.

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Kasey Speakman

Thank you!

I have been on many kinds of discussion groups/forums over the years. Being jaded by those experiences, I was hesitant to try this one. I am glad you convinced me.

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Pablo Rivera

I feel we share similar experiences. In the end, it's not about the platform. It's about the people. Find the people, and stick to them.

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rhymes

Thank you Kasey, what an endorsement!

I think you nailed pretty much all the others you cited.

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Robin Heggelund Hansen

Oh wow. Thank you 😊

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Barry O Sullivan

@kspeakman Thank you so much for the mention, I really appreciate it. :)

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Jesse M. Holmes

@brendazam is Wonder Woman in her new career, a great role model for any budding developer because she asks great questions that encourage discussion. She's extremely coachable, which is a quality most of us struggle with, and her positive attitude is contagious! There are so many inspiring #beginners stories here, and hers is one of my favorites.

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Brenda Limón • Edited on

Tears of joy! Thanks a lot Jesse! It's an honor that you think that about me and I think one of the most important parts it's that the community of Dev.to is amazing, there's always someone ready to help you. I'm extremely shy sometimes, more when I have to talk or write in English, but even with all the grammatical errors you all give me your support, I'm very thankful for that.

Please, consider me a friend and if I can help in any way, be sure that I'll do it.

I also love the @vickylai posts, she always brings something new to the community of great value.

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Victoria Drake

Thank you @brendazam ! :) So glad you find my posts useful!

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Kasey Speakman • Edited on

I agree with Brenda here. I have really enjoyed your posts about different perspectives on the issues facing our community.

Edit Oh yeah, and I also loved your article describing the bot to remove your Twitter comments after a period of time. The sentiment of that article resonated with me.

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Ben Halpern

Love your DEV profile pic Brenda! 💯

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Brenda Limón

Love my T-shirt Ben!! thanks!!!!

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Juan F Gonzalez

Both the pic and the T-shirt are really awesome

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Brenda Limón

Thanks Juan :)

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Ali Spittel

I love this thread idea!

@rhymes leaves the best, most positive comments and is so active in making this community awesome.

@maxwell_dev has an incredible writing style and makes everything he writes so accessible.

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Jason Steinhauser

Seconded! I can never skip over a @rhymes comment.

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rhymes

Thank you Jason!

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Jason Steinhauser

You are quite welcome 🙂 and thank you!

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Max Antonucci

Aww thank you! Your posts are similarly accessible and enjoyable to read :)

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rhymes

Thank you Ali! It means a lot, truly

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Jason C. McDonald • Edited on

I really appreciate any time I see @mortoray in a comments thread. He's got some amazing insight and perspectives that regularly challenge how I think about things.

I also deeply appreciate @tux0r . Not only does he often contribute his years of experience with his signature wit, but he's always good for some friendly banter about old school vs. new school coding.

Also, can't forget @ben , for helping me plug into this EPIC community in the first place (and for his co-founding it)!

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tux0r

"Signature wit" is new for me, thank you.

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edA‑qa mort‑ora‑y

That reminds me, I should probably write an article again soon. ;)

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rhymes

I was wondering where did you go :D

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

@nickytonline has been awesome helping us with front end stuff. He has awesome discussion posts and has been really helpful in code reviews. I've learned a lot from him :)

@dmfay for sparking my database/SQL interest again! Also for having a perspective on things that always make me pause and think, like her discussion post: "What's your atomic bomb?"

Also @davidk01 is a cool wolf with great thoughts and writing.

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Nick Taylor • Edited on

Thanks for the kind words @andy . It's fun helping build the community through posts and code and it always feels good to provide encouragement to others in the community. Also a shout out to @aspittel . Great articles, but honestly the offline page is so much fun. Sometimes I just turn off the Internet taps so I can doodle. 😜

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Ali Spittel

Ahh thank you so much!! It was so much fun to make!

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Yaser Al-Najjar • Edited on

No ordering

@theoutlander , thanks for your posts / comments... I recently don't wanna read a tutorial about X or Y. Instead, I love reading your posts/comments, full of pure personal-experience(s).

@nickjj , thank you for the superior articles, especially about microservices.

@helenanders26 , I always learn something new about SQL when I read your articles... thank you!

@markoa , I never got what the correct CD/CI is like until I read your articles... thanks!

@ben , hey man, you've got a super creative mind when writing every comment 😄... thanks for every single second you spend cultivating the community!

At last, thanks to every single person in this awesome community ❤

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Nick Karnik

Thanks, @0xrumple ! I'm glad those were useful. I've contemplated a lot about written tutorials, so I'm focusing more on videos (but they take time to produce!). I've enjoyed our exchanges in comments as well.

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Yaser Al-Najjar

Ah... I meant I'm not recently into technical articles, but into personal experiences and decision making articles.

Your articles are personal experiences, not tutorials about JavaScript or C#, which is what I really need these days, thanks again !

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Nick Janetakis • Edited on

I should be thanking you for taking the time to read my articles. With that said, thanks for reading, sharing, etc. I really do appreciate it, and hope they helped you out in some way.

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Helen Anderson

Thanks so much, great to hear my posts have helped :)

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Marko Anastasov

Thank you @0xrumple ! It means a lot to me to hear that my articles have helped you learn something. 🙌

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JavaScript Joel

Just one? But I ❤️ you all!

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Ben Halpern
User.find_each do |user|
  puts "@#{user.username} is awesome"
end
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Ben Halpern

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JavaScript Joel

haha now that is awesome!

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rhymes

LOL @ben , that reminded me of Oprah's famous "You get a car" video :D

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David Wickes

I'M GETTING A CAR?

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rhymes

ahahahaha :D

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James • Edited on

As uncomfortable as I am singling people out...

I was recently impressed by @carlymho responding to threads that could easily turn into a flame war on many other platforms (looking at you, Twitter) with a particular patience and kindness.

@mudasobwa writes some fairly in-depth technical articles that I enjoy and learn a lot from. I just (selfishly) wish he'd write more about Ruby and less about Elixir.

What a great thread.

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Jeffrey Tao

@annarankin authors really interesting posts -- not just technical ones but human ones about motivation and careers. My favorite is How Art School Prepared Me for Programming. I also really liked Building a Graph in SQL Land!

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Anna Rankin

Thank you Jeffrey! 😭That means a lot ☺️

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Ifenna • Edited on

As controversial as he may be, @tux0r has really helped me think about the way I build software.

@K 👓 also has some great advice for javascript developers

@dmfay is just awesome. She's always got great stuff. I've learnt so much from her.

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tux0r

/me tips his hat

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K (he/him)

Thank you.

I try my best :)

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Dian Fay

aw, thanks :)

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Kim Arnett 

@ben has created such an amazing community here - I so very much appreciate the work he, @jess and the rest of the team have done to keep it welcoming and positive. Also love that he shows up in many comment threads contributing to a great convo!

I also want to shoutout to @vaidehijoshi and her beginner posts - I've been able to point a lot of people to her posts with great feedback, the way she breaks it down is amazing.

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Anthony Bouvier • Edited on

@aspittel @ben @jess @tux0r @rhymes are all great to read posts and comments from. And to engage in conversation. And just too many others to name. Really enjoying this community and the discussions.

Hoping to jump in soon with my own articles; just gotta find that elusive thing called time.

Until then I'll continue to read and comment. :)

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Ali Spittel

Thank you so much!

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rhymes

Thank you!

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Peter Kim Frank

I really enjoy reading any article from @damcosset . I find that they're always very clear, easy to understand, and laid out in a logical manner. The Blockchain series continues to be one of my all-time favorites. And now I'm enjoying the more Ruby-focused articles.

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Damien Cosset

That warms my little heart. Thank you so much Peter <3

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